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by Mollycat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 206

Re: ALternative proteins

As far as I know there isn't any solid evidence at this stage, just a possible link, and it wouldn't be the only factor. Much like human MS which was known for years to have a genetic factor plus an unknown activation mechanism and some correlation with childhood ear infections and allergies. It was...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 206

Re: ALternative proteins

Good point about duck calories, I kind of assumed that would be taken into account in prepared foods though? Ok fish scares me. I do know it's not suitable as an only food or single protein because of thiamine deficiency though again manufactured food ought to take care of that. The novel protein is...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: ALternative proteins
Replies: 17
Views: 206

ALternative proteins

I am still struggling with Molly's digestive system, I spoke to the vet this morning and we really need to get on top of it. One of the options I have read about here is a change of protein source, away from the usual chicken-lamb-beef of the common foods. Can anyone recommend any alternatives for u...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: cat licking himself raw -- better advice
Replies: 5
Views: 136

Re: cat licking himself raw -- better advice

This is so lovely, I'm so glad you have found your own way to help him and your dedication and commitment to him is just beautiful. What a very lucky boy he is to have landed up with you. Just goes to show we can do everything right and provide calming drugs but in the end understanding our furry fr...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Blood Scabs
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Blood Scabs

That's not caused by unclipped claws, if anything a rough edge on a badly clipped claw might scrape the skin but not a natural claw having a normal scratch. Looks more like she has some serious itching and been scratching a lot, to me. No fleas or mites? Possible skin condition or allergy? Does she ...
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Help, our neighbours have nails all over their fence
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Help, our neighbours have nails all over their fence

Cats can be a bit of a legalistic nightmare, because they are not classified as livestock and the law isn't even clear about ownership. Cats and dogs are both owned in the eyes of the law but treated differently because a dog's owner is legally responsible for having it under control whereas cats ha...
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Raw food diet?
Replies: 15
Views: 3279

Re: Raw food diet?

Have to ask - sorry - Please be gentle - I am sure that this is a stupid question ..... After reading this forum, I am thinking of introducing raw food into my cat's diet. I just wanted to clarify by raw food, I take it you mean just take the uncooked chicken out of the fridge and let them eat it? ...
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Fireworks!
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Fireworks!

I think the comfort advice has been misunderstood a lot, in the same way the positive/negative reinforcement training is misunderstood. Ignoring or rejecting an animal asking for reassurance can't be helpful. On the other hand dragging a cat out from under the bed to cuddle it is likely to be even l...
by Mollycat
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Move along, nothing to see
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Move along, nothing to see

Yes it is a huge gift, though the kind of cuddlebug Boo was has its own challenges! But yes, for her it's such a huge thing I can't really ... maybe just a little less incredible than say Coco and Chanel. I'm sure I scared her off by trying too hard to stay calm and relaxed.
by Mollycat
Sat Nov 09, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Move along, nothing to see
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Move along, nothing to see

So ... I just had Molly lying on my lap for 10 minutes this evening. And??? So what? Cats sit on laps all the time and nobody makes a fuss! She got up on the arm of the sofa and sat there for a while. I know the look so I sat back a bit, put a cushion on my lap, and patted it. She casually strolled ...
by Mollycat
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: 4 yr Old Cat Litterbox Issues?
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: 4 yr Old Cat Litterbox Issues?

Agreed sounds territorial to me too, at the entrance to the tray like that and starting around the time the new kitten arrived. More and different designs of trays, the minimum recommended is one per cat plus one so for two cats three trays. It's not always obvious but multi cat homes are sometimes ...
by Mollycat
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New kitten.. advice needed please!
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: New kitten.. advice needed please!

My cat was adopted at 6 years old with a 9 year old and they would chase each other around at night, and to invite him to play she would yowl the house down. She is now alone and 12 years old and still yowls at night - I haven't slept deeply for 6 years. It's much easier with a kitten. Asking a youn...
by Mollycat
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Kidney disease newly diagnosed
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Kidney disease newly diagnosed

Hi LindaKat and welcome to the forum. So sorry to hear poor Harry's news, I think a crisis or diagnosis is what has brought a lot of us here. Firstly kidney disease. Yes Harry is young for this but that doesn't necessarily mean he can't still have a great life. My first CKD girl was 8 when she was d...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: New cat stealing other cats food
Replies: 4
Views: 84

Re: New cat stealing other cats food

Other than the cost what's the issue against microchip feeders?
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Activated charcoal?
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Activated charcoal?

Has anyone here ever given activated charcoal to a cat? I know it's widely used in poisoning cases but I remember kids being given it as some kind of routine thing (along with cod liver oil and extract of malt !!) and I've been trying to read up on it - seems to be a lot of quackery and very few sci...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: My Mouse - Spring 2002 - Oct 28 2019

So sorry Lilith. I thought you had been quiet lately. Thinking of you.
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat terrified of new puppy - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Cat terrified of new puppy - help!

I have no personal experience of managing tricky introductions because my first multi animal household was walk-ins that the residents accepted, the second was driven by the cat himself and due to the two cats' characters it was best managed by them and there was never any issue. The third was bring...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Dream, Wishful Thinking, or Communication.
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: Dream, Wishful Thinking, or Communication.

If it was the Anna Breytenbach guided session for students via a telephone link, I have used it and may well have posted it. I believe there's more than science can currently explain and I've come to this conclusion based on personal experience at a time when I was neutral on the subject. In a nutsh...
by Mollycat
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Cat terrified of new puppy - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: Cat terrified of new puppy - help!

Welcome to the forum. Poor Lucy has quite a challenge on her paws at the moment doesn't she! A calm adult dog that was already part of the household is one thing, an energetic playful puppy being brought in after her is a whole different level. How did you introduce the puppy? I would separate them ...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Fireworks night
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Fireworks night

Even though I had to leave him with my ex 10 years ago I am missing my old Henry so much - not just because he died this time two years ago on this weekend but because we could not keep him in. He LOVED fireworks and would raise hell until the door was opened and he could sit on the garden path watc...
by Mollycat
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 381

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

I think Oodyboo is on three separate threads now, your two posts and my tribute to my boys. Hope the vet can put your mind at rest later.
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video

For some reason that's the impression that comes through really strongly to me from your posts. We have reiki for a very different reason. Molly is extremely timid and in some ways semi-feral, she is a non-handling cat and it's taken me a very long time (4 years) just to be able to put one hand eith...
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

PS the clear gel crystal cat litter with the blue crystals are brilliant for putting a handful in the bottom of a bin under the liner to absorb any smells, and non-clumping clay based absorbs oil spills a treat.
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

Don't know about anyone else but I mean unnecessary extra chemicals - like lavender scent. I use [email protected] own brand ultra clumping for what was 2 now 1 indoor only cats, the dust is acceptable (compared to the non clumping I used to use) and there is very little pong. Her Ladyship will not recognise wood...
by Mollycat
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:46 am
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video

Daisy sounds like a special girl. We have distance reiki with a lady who also does animal communication. I can definitely tell she is receiving it though, there is a very clear difference in her. Being distance I'm happy to pm you the lady's contact details if you want. I know it's so hard to put ac...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Health and Behaviour Queries, Help and Advice
Topic: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Am I Being Cruel? Is it time?? Video

Thank you Daisycat. However long Daisy has left, you know you have shared the best days of her life. Another great little thing I was told once and there's a lot of truth in it - advice is something we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't. Wonder if you would consider reiki for...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: General Cat Chatting!
Topic: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?
Replies: 9
Views: 158

Re: Is scented or unscented cat litter better?

I think it's to appeal to the humans who make choices about where to spend their money. I'm with you on not liking scented chemical laden litter and avoid it.
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: Just a tribute to my boys
Replies: 7
Views: 112

Re: Just a tribute to my boys

Ah, I think I understand better now why this question is so important. As I said hearing is usually the last sense to go, it doesn't necessarily mean they are feeling pain or distress. My dad spent his final weeks in hospital, at one point he had the most awful blistered bedsores but he couldn't fee...
by Mollycat
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Bereavement Support
Topic: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep
Replies: 23
Views: 381

Re: My old cat went into a coma in her sleep

Bobby made two coughs. I was expecting the first, the second still made me jump. The vet said it still makes her jump every time.

Hope your vet can give you some more solid reassurance, something more concrete to set your mind at rest.